Mountain Homeplace

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Mountain Homeplace
Mountain Homeplace.jpg
Established July 1995
Location 445 Kentucky Route 172, Staffordsville, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°50′17″N 82°52′27″W / 37.837971°N 82.874165°W / 37.837971; -82.874165
Type Living history
Director Cassy Preston
Website Official website

The Mountain Homeplace (also known as the Mountain HomePlace) is a living history museum located within Paintsville Lake State Park, in Staffordsville, Kentucky. The museum is a recreation of a mid-nineteenth century farming community and includes a blacksmith shop, one room schoolhouse, church, cabin, and a barn with farm grounds. These structures were all moved from nearby locations in the early 1980s to prevent them from being submerged underneath the planned Paintsville Lake.[1] The museum officially opened in July 1995.[2]

Tour guides and park workers wearing traditional period attire demonstrate old skills and crafts such as forging horseshoes, quilting, and tending to farm animals.[3] There is also a Welcome Center, consisting of the Museum of Appalachian History and a gift shop featuring regional arts and crafts.

The In the Pines Amphitheater was built in the early 2000s and was modeled after the amphitheaters of Ancient Greece. The 700-seat facility is open year-round and annually hosts the Red Bud Gospel Sing.[4]

The museum is open from April 1 through December 20.[1]

See also[edit]

Welcome Center


  1. ^ a b Reigler, Susan (June 6, 2008). "Staffordsville: Get back on the farm at Kentucky's HomePlace". Louisville Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  2. ^ Mountain Homeplace Paintsville Tourism. Retrieved on 2010-06-04
  3. ^ Mountain Homeplace Retrieved on 2009-11-01
  4. ^ In the Pines Amphitheater Paintsville Tourism. Retrieved on 2010-06-04

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